Hi ladies. Man, it seems like we are going through a round of stress around here. I am sorry that I have been so quiet. I have been keeping up and keeping you all in my prayers. Many hugs to you all going through partner struggles, health issues, and just plain discomfort or unrest. This seems to be a kind of stressful time regardless of added life circumstances.
I wanted to be more specific with people but my brain power has been very limited lately but it does not mean I do not care!
I hit 30 weeks tomorrow and I am feeling huge and like I am going to be pg forever. I know that with DS this is right around where I started to get uncomfortable but not impossibly so. I have started to have low blood sugar or low blood pressure issues again in the afternoon/evening and I cannot figure out how to fix it. It is short though which is nice but it is a little scary to have it come on all of a sudden and nothing fixes it. I have a mw appt next monday and I will ask about it then. I have also had a lot of braxton hicks so I am wondering if I really need to push the fluids. We will see.
I am still waiting to hear back from the insurance company about home birth approval. I honestly just have to move forward in my head like I am having her here because I need some plan in place to feel settled. I am planning on my sister to come up at 37 weeks and that makes me feel better. It will mean less help after baby is born if she goes to 40 weeks or more but I will have help to get organized. If she comes early, then more help after she is born and DH and I can bond with baby more.
Dh has been able to be home on the weekends and at night at a relatively good time. He gets home by 8pm which means he can put DS to bed. We have never been able to have this work and for the past 3 or 4 nights DH has put DS to sleep exclusively. Courtney, I empathize with the coparenting desire. It is so much easier (and I only have one!) to get a little break. I appreciate it right now but it is hard to not dread when I will not have him there to help again. Trying to stay optimistic though!
How are you ladies doing this morning?